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Laney MusicDrew Laney
DREW JOHNSON LANEY, MT-BC
Laney Music
PO Box 41488
Nashville, Tennessee 37204
Tel: (615) 279-0653
Email: drewjlane@aol.com
Email (Radio): turtleradio@radiofreenashville.com
Website: www.laneymusic.com
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Using music, singing, and related activities to enhance the well being of children, the elderly, and hospice patients. Providing stimulation, comfort, and care to others through the power of music therapy.

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS

1979 – 1981 Emory & Henry College, Emory, Virginia
1981 – 1984 Bachelor of Arts in Music Therapy, Radford University, Radford, Virginia
1984 – Registered and Certified with National Association of Music Therapists
2008 – Board Certified with CBMT

RELATED EXPERIENCES AND ACTIVITIES

1984 – 1986   Activity Leader/Music Therapist, Georgia Mental Health Institute, Atlanta, Georgia.
Worked on the children’s unit and the youth’s unit with a team of doctors, nurses, social workers, and teachers.

1984 – 1988   Volunteer with Atlanta Hospice, Atlanta, Georgia
Created the music therapy program for home-bound Hospice patients. Music therapy retreat leader with Hospice staff and AIDS patients (part-time).

1991 – 1997   Director, St. Paul UMC Golden Age Center, Atlanta, Georgia
Supervised 60 older adults at the Center (half-time).

1997 – 1999   Music Therapist, Sunrise Retirement Home. Decatur, Georgia
Worked with memory-impaired senior adults using songs, musical instruments, and rhythm activities to spark memory and feelings (part-time).

2002 – 2008   Alive Hospice, Nashville, Tennessee.
Music Therapy volunteer and trainer

2004 – Present   Turtle Radio Program Host, Radio Free Nashville, 107.1FM
Host of a weekly one-hour radio program for children and families using music and stories from around the world to entertain, inspire, and encourage character development in children. (Also, creator and producer of Turtle Radio programming).

2005 – Present   Music Therapist, The Blakeford at Green Hills, Nashville, Tennessee Music Therapist and Orchestra Leader with older adults (part-time).

2005 – 2009   ImagineIt! Storyteller, Atlanta Children’s Museum, Atlanta, Geoegia
Host of children’s story-time program, presenting musical stories to children at the Atlanta Children’s Museum (part-time).

2008 – Present   Music Therapist, Claire Bridge at Cumberland, Nashville, Tennessee
Music Therapist working with older adults who are memory-impaired (part-time).

2008 – Present   Music Therapist, Richland Place Health Center, Nashville, Tennessee Music Therapist working with older adults (part-time).

2011 – Present   Reminisce Radio Program Host, Radio Free Nashville, 107.1FM
Host of a weekly one-hour radio program for older adults to entertain and help rediscover memories and feelings through hearing music from their youth. (Also, creator and producer of Reminisce Radio programming)